Hey Biker!! Congratulations on becoming the owner of The Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L! After all, it’s one of the finest bikes on the market. Just having a bike doesn’t suffice, a lot of care has to be taken to protect your bike and its parts. In addition to this, you have to make sure it is convenient to ride it. This is where accessories come in handy. This article will introduce 5 Must-Have Accessories for your Honda Africa Twin which will help you customise your bike so that you can have a pleasurable and safe ride.
Before getting into the list, let’s talk more about the accessories. Accessories are basically those things which you have to buy with your bike (or add to your bike) which help you ride your bike more comfortably. There are two kinds of accessories that are very essential while riding.
#1 Safety Accessories
As the name suggests, these are for the safety of both the biker and the bike. For the safety of the biker, there are accessories like Africa Twin Handguards, which help deal with a busted lever or busted hand. For the safety of the bike, accessories like African Twin Slide Plates, which help to take care of the parts underside of the bike. Auxiliary lights and radiator guards can also be mentioned here.
#2 Additional Accessories
These accessories, though not very essential, come handy during particular occasions. Their utility entirely depends on the biker. One of the famous accessories of this kind are the rear luggage plates, which help you carry your stuff around while on long drives on your bike.
Bikers are adventure lovers so will be their biking styles. If you are an adventurous biker, you should possess this one so that parts which are on the underside of your bike are protected. This is an abrasion resistant aluminium plate designed specially considering both the weight of the rider and the bike. What more, it fits well with the genuine Centre stand and RHS wing will be modified to suit the DCT model.
#2 Auxiliary Lights
Biking is exciting, especially at night. Customise your bike with these auxiliary lights so that the fellow riders get to know your presence and also look cool. Equip your bike with brake lights and turn lights to make biking safer. There are various variants available like led lights with various wattages. These auxiliary lights serve two purposes – first, they help other bikers know that you are around so that they don’t bump into you, second, they help you spot any obstacles present in the road, so that you can be careful.
#3 Crash Protection
Purchasing a bike is one hectic venture in itself. What if you have to drain a major chunk of your wallet just because of a single slip? Yes, a single slip of your bike may cost you dollars together. To prevent this, protect your bike with crash protection auxiliaries like crash bars, frame sliders, and many such aftermarket accessories so that your bike is out of the garage, free of injuries and those painful repairs.
Biking equals adventurous long drives. With Long drives come the necessity to carry huge luggage. Invest in rear luggage plates which make going on biking trips convenient, without missing any of the important stuff. There are various motorcycle luggage and racks available in a variety of styles and sizes just to suit your needs. Make sure they are mounted securely for peace of mind during those awesome trips (of course, your belongings all safe and dry). Select them wisely to suit your needs, so that you reach your destination without much mess.
If you are a rough and adventurous biker, the first victims of your adventures will be your radiators. Yes, those tiny lights that let others know you’re right there at nights. Small stones or such things may cause it to break or get damaged, or your bike falls may cause it to break. Radiator Guards are made just for that!! They come as shields to your bike’s radiators so that they stay intact, thus reducing the burden on your wallet.
Customising your vehicle can also be done by recolouring it, glowing your wheels, adding seats, equipping with an extra exhaust system, so on and so forth. Biking is an exciting sport and also a dangerous one if you are not careful. Make sure you have all the safety accessories both on your bike and yourself so that no one gets damaged.
Having these motorcycle accessories will help you customize your bike as per your requirements so that your bike becomes friendlier to ride. Also, they will ensure the safety of you, your bike and of course, your money. What more, they also help your bike to look cool.